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gray witch's beard
Gowardia nigricans
gray witch's beard beard/shield lichen
Gowardia nigricans Parmeliaceae
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English common name
  •gray witch's beard
accepted scientific name
  •Gowardia nigricans (Ach.) P. Halonen, L. Myllys, S. Velmala, & H. Hyvärinen
rules for finding collection records
  •Gowardia nigricans (1)
  •Alectoria nigricans (26)
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Image Author: ©2009 Jason Hollinger
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Category: Lichen
Lichen Category: Hair-like Lichen
Plant Observed All Year

How Likely at this Location (18%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
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N.A. Lichen Herbaria (4)
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